Adrian Gonzalez Salinas passed along information about a new Mexican numismatic book published last year on the tokens of Valladolid-Morelia. Apparently it's already sold out, but be on the lookout for it in the secondary market.
Title: "Los Tlacos de Valladolid-Morelia"
(The Tokens of Valladolid-Morelia)
Author: Leandro Aguilera Villanueva
Dimensions: 16.4 (W) x 22.6 (H) x 0.9 (T) cms
Year: 2022 (printed August 2022)
# of Copies: 100
A "tlaco" was like a merchant or trade token and its value was an eighth of one real (12.5 / 8 = 1.5625 cents).
It circulated in Mexico from the XVI century thru beginning of XX century."Tlacos" means "one half" in nahuatl language.
According to the author:
This book deals, in particular, with "Los Tlacos de Valladolid-Morelia" which were stamped by shopkeepers, landowners and the City Council
to provide small commerce of simple currency. "Tlacos", which caused many inconveniences to commerce, but for more than 300 years they
satisfied the need for fractional currency.
At present, "tlacos" are numismatic pieces that are currently highly sought after by collectors due to their marked rarity and artistic uniqueness,
which make them highly appreciated in the national and international market.
3) Chapter 1 - Colonial Monetary System in New Spain (Mexico)
4) Chapter 2 - The Particular Tokens (Tlacos) of Valladolid (Michoacán State)
5) Chapter 3 - The Municipal Tokens of Morelia (Michoacán)
6) Chapter 4 - The Municipal Counterstamps of Valladolid-Morelia
Wayne Homren, Editor
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